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Coming To Melbourne On A Working Holiday Visa? Here’s Why You Should Stay In A Motel

By Arra on 20 October 2016

Are you thinking about travelling to Melbourne on a Working Holiday Visa? For many people, something between work and a vacation is the perfect way to experience all that Melbourne has to offer. One of the first things you need to do, however, is find somewhere to stay. If you would prefer to stay in a motel over signing a lease, you’ve come to the right place.

Why should you stay in a motel?

Arriving in a foreign city with the idea of staying there for a while, most likely by yourself, can be a daunting prospect. When it comes to choosing a place to stay, there are a number of reasons why you should choose a motel:

1. Privacy

If the idea of sharing a room with strangers makes you a little squeamish, then a backpackers hostel is definitely not for you. Staying in a motel will ensure that you have as much privacy as you desire, so you won’t have to sleep with one eye open. You’ll also have your own private bathroom.

2. Friendly

When staying at a motel, you’ll find that the staff are friendly and always willing to help you out, whether you’re looking for information on public transport in the area or recommendations on where to eat. You might also find that other guests are equally as friendly and happy to offer advice.

3. Kitchen Facilities

Many of the motels in Melbourne offer at least basic cooking facilities, allowing you to prepare most of your own meals. You won’t have to live off takeaway or eat out all the time, which can quickly become quite expensive. You’ll also have your own fridge to keep things cold.

4. Parking

If you have decided to rent or even buy a car to help you get around, staying at a motel will ensure that you have somewhere to park it. Other accommodation options often don’t include parking or charge an exorbitant fee, which are great to avoid if possible.

Particularly in the early days of your stay, it’s likely that you won’t want to spend a whole lot of money on accommodation. It might take you a few weeks to actually find a job, plus you want to ensure that you have plenty of savings for sightseeing. The good news is that ARRA Hotels specialises in comfortable yet affordable accommodation, so you won’t have to compromise.